To start this project, Quiñones took his cues from Laura -- calm and collected -- and extended her personal style to the style of her and Steve’s home. “They wanted an understated but very traditional style, nothing fussy or flashy. And they wanted to be able to use family heirlooms, pieces from their other house, and the art that they’ve become passionate about collecting,” says the designer.
His gift for the great find is evidenced by the green silk settee with exaggerated high, scrolled arms. “I found it at an estate sale,” says Quiñones. “It has a beautiful back and sides -- nice, feminine lines -- and is very whimsical. Sometimes you have to buy something and trust that it will work, because you could never find it again.”
Green settee (antique): owner’s collection.
Settee fabric: Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, trade only.
Geometric pillow on settee: Clarence House Inc., 800/803-2850, trade only.
Coffee table (French, 1940s bronze, with antique mirror): Nick Brock Antiques, 214/828-0624.
Lamps (Baker Signature Lighting, discontinued): Baker, 800/592-2537.
Tray table beside settee (antique): owner’s collection.
Foyer in background -- Pedestal table (Colombo USA): Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, trade only.
Sculpture on table (Reclining Woman, by Alex Wheeler): owner’s collection.